There are many routes through the design process before you even get to the point of commissioning a frame. At Castle Ring Oak Frame we will try to find the best way that benefits you and your project.
You may have the beginnings of the tiny seed of an idea, or a fully conceived project with an architect on board and full planning permission. If you need design and planning input we can direct you to a suitable independent architect or architectural technician with timber frame experience who can help with planning drawings and building regulations.
We are of course happy to collaborate with your chosen architect if you have one – just remember that generally speaking, the sooner you talk to us the better. Close liaison during this phase of the design between yourselves, the architect and the timber framer is critical to ensure you end up with something you like, that is buildable, and affordable!
Castle Ring Oak Frame provide full working detailed frame drawings with an engineer’s structural calculations within the price of an oak frame package. Every timber is dimensioned and every joint chosen carefully to do its specific job These drawings will need to be signed off by you before the oak can be ordered.
If you're considering an oak framed building (or larch, or douglas fir), let's talk. We'll gladly put together an outline quote (completely free, with no strings attached). And we need very little information from you to do so.
Equally, we're always here, at the end of the phone, to talk through your ideas.